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A second season of The Glee Project? You bet there will be! Oxygen officially announced TGP's Season 2 return on January 14, so you can definitely expect to see the show back during the summer of 2012.

It's a good thing the show WAS renewed though... since it has been holding open casting calls since back in September of 2011. As seen on TVBytheNumbers, hopefuls have been trying out in cities including New York, Chicago, and Nashville!

Get all the particulars below:

NEW YORK – September 26, 2011 – Oxygen will begin its nationwide casting search for the next season of the The Glee Project, kicking things off today with an online search. Information can be obtained at http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com, where already over 87,000 fans and hopefuls have signed up to learn more about the casting process. Additionally, beginning in November, Oxygen will launch a multiple city open casting call tour including New York, Chicago, and Nashville. This announcement comes on the heels of a highly successful first season of The Glee Project which became a critically acclaimed ratings hit for the network. In season one, 12 powerful contenders were chosen from over 40,000 young men and women to compete for a seven-episode guest starring role on Glee.

For the next season of The Glee Project, Casting Director Robert Ulrich and his team are seeking singularly talented young men and women with strong vocal, acting and dancing abilities with big, over-sized personalities. Musical theater experience is a plus, but not required. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age – but able to convincingly portray the role of a teenager – and be legally eligible to work in the United States. Candidates must also be available for production in or about January through April 2012 and be willing to travel as part of production.

Those hoping to bring their own unique style to Glee should visit http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com to learn how to upload their videos and find additional information on the open casting calls and eligibility requirements. Performers can choose from a wide variety of songs to audition with including “Ordinary People” by John Legend, “The Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga, “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, “Drops of Jupiter” by Train, “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers, “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood, “This Kiss” by Faith Hill, and “Out Here on My Own” by Irene Cara from the movie Fame.

The Glee Project is a groundbreaking, competition series from Ryan Murphy, the co-creator and Emmy winning executive producer of Glee. The show finds and trains a group of extraordinarily talented performers, who compete against one another to win a guest starring role on Glee. The series uncovers a unique group of artists from both professional and amateur backgrounds, proving every underdog has a fighting chance at stardom.

The Glee Project is produced by Ryan Murphy Television and Embassy Row with Ryan Murphy, Dante Di Loreto, Michael Davies, and Shauna Minoprio serving as executive producers.
Access to all the information about the casting calls, prizing and eligibility, as well as a list of approved audition songs begins at http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com.